Press Release

For Immediate Release
AUGUST 9, 2006

Washington D.C.
FBI National Press Office
(202) 324-3691

Missing Egyptian Student Arrested

Washington, D.C. – Today at 11:00 am CDT, FBI and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arrested 21-year-old Egyptian National Eslam Ibrahim Mohamed El-Dessouki in Minneapolis. The arrest occurred without incident. El-Dessouki was taken into custody on an administrative immigration violation as an out-of-status student. He was located through source information obtained in the joint FBI-ICE investigation and is currently in the custody of ICE officials. Preliminary investigation has not identified any credible or imminent threat posed by El-Dessouki or the other missing Egyptian students. The FBI and ICE investigation is ongoing, as we remain interested in locating and interviewing the other ten missing Egyptian students who failed to report for their academic program at Montana State University.

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